Awkwafina Was The First Asian American Woman To Host SNL Since 2000

Contrary to popular belief pop culture rapper actress phenom Awkwafina is not a ‘Crazy Rich Asian” instead she said” I’m more like a rebuilding my credit Asian!’ lol She hosted the iHeartRadio MMVA’s in August in Toronto and last night she was the first Asian woman to host SNL in 18 years and only the second Asian woman ever following in the footsteps of Lucy Liu in 2000. She said she waited outside of 30 Rock at the NBC Studios 18 years ago just to see her idot, Although she didn’t have a ticket and didn’t get in she just wanted to be close to the building because of her love for Lucy Liu. She said “Standing here tonight is a dream I never thought would come true. So thank you, , for opening the door.” Other Asians to host Saturday Night Live include Aziz Ansari (2017), Kumail Nanjiani (2017) and Jackie Chan (2000). Travis Scott was the musical guest and was joined by John Mayer and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, and producer Mike Dean and he appeared in a sketch about two rival crews having a dance battle to theme songs including “The Price Is Right” and “Wheel Of Fortune.” Awkwafina played Cleopatra’s makeup artist with cast members Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon. She joined Thompson in playing hypemen for Ted Cruz, played by Beck Bennett. In a dating show parody, Awkwafina had to choose between oddball magicians played by Thompson, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffett, and Kyle Mooney. She also played a dogwalker who crashed a baby shower and appeared in a bizarre SNL Halloween video about having sex with pumpkins. A commercial parody during the episode was directed at the new Presidential alert texting system. The Weekend Update spent a lot of time like last week taking shots at Brett Kavanaugh and his Supreme Court justice nomination. Pete Davidson also addressed the Kanye West rant last week. Check out the video below. Next Saturday Seth Meyers and Paul Simon will be on the show.

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